With Titanic mania sweeping Southampton this month in memory of the 100th anniversary of its demise, Dr Helen Farr will provide a whirlwind tour of the development of seafaring and maritime activity from its origins in the Pleistocene, and our ancestors’ first open water crossings, to the cutting edge technology that maritime archaeologists deploy today.  The technological development and the symbolic role of the ship within society will be explored alongside the developing discipline and challenges of maritime archaeology.

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Living the life aquatic: a maritime archaeological odyssey – April 5th

Scott Tucker

Scott is an historical and maritime archaeologist from Maryland, USA, holding an MA in maritime archaeology from University of Southampton and a BA in anthropology and sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA. His research interests include medieval and post-medieval European maritime trade networks, 18th and 19th century African-American archaeology in a maritime context, and early European colonization of the New World. He has worked extensively on sites around the Chesapeake, as well as the Florida Keys and United Kingdom. His current PhD research is focusing on early British mercantilism in the Chesapeake and changes in shipbuilding and merchant practises throughout the seventeenth-century.

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